Ants in Michigan

Over 100 species of ants are found in Michigan. The largest and most common is the carpenter ant. Ants are among the most notorious pests to homeowners. The first step in getting rid of an ant infestation in your home is identifying the ant species .     

The tiny red ants native to Michigan are mostly the pharaoh ants. The big black ants of the state are mostly the biting carpenter ants. But they can also be red and red and black. Common large red ants that live in Michigan are the pavement ants.

Types of Ants in Michigan

Ants That Bite

  • Acrobat Ant
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Little Black Ant
  • Pavement Ants
  • Allegheny Mound Ant
  • Fire Ants
  • Thief Ant

Ants That Don’t Bite

Ants by Colors

Red Ants: Fire Ants

Black Ants: Carpenter Ants, Little Black Ant

Orange Ants: Pharaoh Ant

Red and Black Ants: Carpenter Ants

Yellow Ants: Pharaoh Ant